Exhibit openings at both The Arts Council and The University of Alabama Galleries in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center take place on First Fridays from 5-8 pm and are free and open to the public.
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Hours: First Friday 5-8 p.m.
The Arts Council Gallery
"Tuscaloosa Can!" Project Inaugural Exhibit
Exhibit Dates: February 26-March 2, 2018
Reception: March 2 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday with awards presentation at
Background: The Tuscaloosa City Schools will host the inaugural “Tuscaloosa Can!” project and service learning event the week of February 26, 2018. In a continued response to the persistent concern of food insecurity in the lives of citizens in West Alabama, this year’s expanded event features over 20 school teams creating large sculptures made from canned food items. After the structures are built, the creations remain on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the viewing, all food is donated to the West Alabama Food Bank.
In an effort to expand awareness of food insecurity in the West Alabama community and increase the volume of food donated from this project, this year’s structures will be on display the week of Feb. 26-March 2 at downtown Tuscaloosa venues including the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Paul R. Jones Gallery, Harrison Galleries, UPerk, and Monarch Espresso Bar. Awards will be presented to school teams at the First Friday event held on March 2 at 5:45 p.m. at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. The public is encouraged to attend and complete the First Friday Art Walk to view all of the structures.
The University of Alabama Gallery
"A Harder Task than Making Bricks without Straw"
Artworks from the Doug McCraw Collection
Exhibit Dates: March 2-April 30, 2018
Reception: March 2 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. during First Friday
Pictured is Thornton Dial's Scratching for Life, 1998